Section23 Films Announces October 2014 Slate


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Per PR:

[quote]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES OCTOBER SLATE

SUNDAY WITHOUT GOD
Available October 21st

HOUSTON, June 24, 2014 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its October slate of releases; including Sentai Filmworks newest acquisition: SUNDAY WITHOUT GOD which will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming October 2014

Title: ROZEN MAIDEN: ZURUCKSPULEN
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 10/7/2014
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Each decision we make in life leads us down a different path. Have you ever wondered what would be if the path not chosen weren’t lost to the chaos of the universe? For Jun Sakurada, just such an opportunity is presented to him in his darkest hour: a chance to communicate with a future version of himself who did not win the key and bring forth the Rozen Maidens, and a chance to fix the shattered remains of his own world. For Jun-who-did-not-wind, the messages from his younger self represent a beacon of light in his mediocre and disappointing existence. When the adult Jun discovers a box with parts and building instructions for a familiar red dressed doll, the goal becomes clear: revive Shinku in his world to save both worlds from succumbing to the evils of Kirakisho, the seventh Rozen Maiden in a desperate search for a body and master. The Alice Game will become a war of dimensions as two worlds hang by the threads of fate in Rozen Maiden: Zurückspulen!

Title: BODACIOUS SPACE PIRATES COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 10/7/2014
Format: DVD, BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98, $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Most families have a skeleton or two in the closet, but Marika is understandably shocked to learn that her family has been hiding a skull and crossbones! The revelation that her late father was a space pirate would have been earthshaking enough, but discovering that he was the captain of the notorious pirate ship Bentenmaru will change Marika’s life forever. You see, pirating is a family business, and she’s just inherited the position of captain. So what’s a girl to do? Well, if you’re a high school student whose prior total naval experience consists of working at the space yacht club, there’s really only one moral dilemma that has to be resolved: are pirates allowed to wear really short mini-skirts? Get ready for intergalactic buccaneering unlike any you’ve ever seen before as the spaceways get broad-sided by cutting lasses, curvy knaves and the sexiest pirate’s chest ever in Bodacious Space Pirates!

Title: KILL ME BABY BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 10/14/2014
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Yasuna Oribe isn’t your typical Japanese high school girl. For one thing, she’s a little slow on the uptake, and for another, her best friend, Sonya, is actually a highly trained foreign assassin. Though, as Sonya has the habit of regularly attacking her, perhaps Yasuna’s definition of “best friend” is a bit strange. However, as noted, Yasuna isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. And while Sonya knows precisely what to do with every one of those sharp objects, even she is hard pressed to deal with the day-to-day oddities that seem to fill their class schedule. Things like: escaped bears, voodoo curses, juggling, and killer mosquitoes. Not to mention puppet shows. And just in case Yasuna’s school-life wasn’t weird or hazardous enough, there’s her ninja classmate, Agiri, assassins targeting just about everybody, a mysterious red haired girl with a personal vendetta, and the perils of slipping in the public bath. They say a little education can be a dangerous thing, but with a school life like this, Yasuna will be lucky to keep breathing past third period in KILL ME BABY!

Title: MEGANEBU!
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 10/14/2014
Format: DVD, BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS: You don’t necessarily have to wear rose-colored glasses to get a better view of the world; you just have to wear glasses! At least, that’s the philosophy of Akira Souma, a high school student who breaks humanity into three kinds of people: those who wear glasses, those who don’t, and girls. Akira’s focus on eyewear has so framed his thoughts that he’s formed a Glasses Club at Himaraya Third Technical High School with the goal of creating X-ray glasses. Fortunately, his X-ray vision inspires all his glasses wearing (and ridiculously good-looking) friends to join as well, even if it sometimes means making a huge spectacle. You won’t believe what happens when these sexy techs flex their specs in the series that’s guaranteed to hit the top of the eye charts: MEGANEBU!

Title: FATE / STAY NIGHT TV BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 10/14/2014
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $99.98

SYNOPSIS: Raised by a mysterious sorcerer after the horrific death of his parents, Shiro Emiya has only just begun to help others using the small tidbits of magic that he’s learned. However, when he’s suddenly caught in a battle between two more powerful Magus, Shiro finds himself performing a spell above his expected ability, summoning the beautiful spirit warrior Saber to protect him! But safety is only momentary as Shiro and Saber now find themselves thrust into in a secret world of dark magic and deadly challenges: a no-holds barred duel to the death known as the Holy Grail War! At stake: a prize of unimaginable power. But can the inexperienced Shiro and Saber survive long enough to even enter the contest? First they’ll have to withstand waves of treachery and assassination, even as Shiro scrambles to learn everything he’ll need to know to stay alive as seven teams of Magus and Spirit Servants face off in mortal combat! The ultimate game of death and magic unfolds as the Holy War erupts in FATE / STAY NIGHT!

Title: SUNDAY WITHOUT GOD
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 10/21/2014
Format: DVD, BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98, $69.98

SYNOPSIS: On Sunday, God Abandoned the World…Fifteen years ago, God abandoned the world and closed the gate to Heaven, leaving the souls of humankind trapped in limbo. With the dead unable to rest and the living unable to have children, the world is slowly coming to a halt. The only key to mankind’s salvation rests with the Gravekeepers, mysterious beings charged with the task of sending the deceased to their final resting place. Twelve-year-old Ai, one of the last children in the world, soon finds herself shouldered with the burden of becoming her village’s newest Gravekeeper. But beneath the village’s unassuming exterior lies a dark secret that is revealed with the arrival of a gun-wielding stranger in black. With her position as a Gravekeeper now uncertain, Ai has no choice but to set out to put the living dead to rest. But in a world where no one can die, is death truly the ultimate blessing? A journey unlike any other begins as Ai unlocks the secrets to life and death on SUNDAY WITHOUT GOD!

Title: HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST SEASON 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 10/28/2014
Format: DVD, BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98, $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Forced to choose between death and an unnatural life bound to the living sword Murasame, Shino Inuzuka chose the sword. Now, however, in the bloody aftermath of his transformation and Kohaku’s death, Shino’s awareness of the true scope of his bond with Murasame has expanded. Is he truly a curse to all who meet him? In the end, the focus must return to the mysterious beads which started everything. What exactly are their origin and powers? Who and where are the holders who have not yet been located? And what are Rio Saotome and the Imperial Church’s real roles in all of this? Does the woman who is “She,” hold the answers? The search continues in the second stunning season of HAKKENDEN ~ EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST!

About Section23 Films:
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan, Kraken Releasing and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.

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This is an impressive slate. 2 more titles here now off my radar.

Buys:
Rozen Maiden: Zuruckspulen
Bodacious Space Pirates CC

Maybe:
Meganebu [this was a possible wildcard I thought might appear in this slate. Nice to see it.]


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I’m surprised that KMB! is getting a blu-ray release.

Unless the dub of Sunday Without God is so utterly amazing that it overwrites my initial impression of the show (or there are extras lol) I don’t believe that it is a release for me. I won’t count it out just yet but I won’t be disappointed if the dub doesn’t sway my opinion from the sub.

I don’t know enough about Rozen Maiden and its dub to form an opinion on it yet but I do notice the hated DVD-only status listed for it. :frowning:


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[quote=“celestial_being” post=171009]
I don’t know enough about Rozen Maiden and its dub to form an opinion on it yet but I do notice the hated DVD-only status listed for it. :([/quote]

I did mention to you during our conversation about Chunibyo, that TBS titles have been having BD hold ups on the past few solicitations.
Rozen Maiden, being a TBS title, that would be why.


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[quote=“The Coffee God” post=171010]

[quote=“celestial_being” post=171009]
I don’t know enough about Rozen Maiden and its dub to form an opinion on it yet but I do notice the hated DVD-only status listed for it. :([/quote]

I did mention to you during our conversation about Chunibyo, that TBS titles have been having BD hold ups on the past few solicitations.
Rozen Maiden, being a TBS title, that would be why.[/quote]

Unfortunately the delay on bluray does cause delays with me watching the affected titles. While I realize that it is unavoidable I still don’t like it :laugh:


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[quote=“celestial_being” post=171012]
Unfortunately the delay on bluray does cause delays with me watching the affected titles. While I realize that it is unavoidable I still don’t like it :laugh:[/quote]

:laugh:
Amusingly enough, when TRSI first put it up for pre-order, they initially put up the prelim BD cover art for it.


#7

Looks like nothing for me this month.

-I already have the split release of Fate / Stay Night (Thumbs up to marketing for taking advantage of ufotable’s remake premiering that month)

-Nothing else interests me at the moment

-By the way it might be a good idea for Sentai to do a either a reissue or new release of * Infinite Stratos S1* before the release of Season 2. Due to the extended delay between seasons.


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[quote=“Series5Ranger” post=171024]Looks like nothing for me this month.

-I already have the split release of Fate / Stay Night (Thumbs up to marketing for taking advantage of ufotable’s remake premiering that month)

-Nothing else interests me at the moment

-By the way it might be a good idea for Sentai to do a either a reissue or new release of * Infinite Stratos S1* before the release of Season 2. Due to the extended delay between seasons.[/quote]

Hopefully there won’t be a backlash from any uninformed consumer (or anyone “white knighting” for them) over Sentai pushing the Studio Deen version when the ufotable version is airing.

Some signs of life on the IS front from Sentai would be appreciated, though I’m willing to wait until Greenfield is available to dub it for it to come out as anyone else directing it wouldn’t be right.


#9

Did the MSRP go up in the last few months?

$60 for a 13 episode series, wow.


#10

[quote=“rebecca1/2” post=171489]Did the MSRP go up in the last few months?

$60 for a 13 episode series, wow.[/quote]

Sentai’s prices haven’t gone up in quite some time.

10-13 episode DVD (sub) - $49.98 (TRSI Section23 sale = $29.99 + GotAnime = $26.99)
10-13 episode DVD (dub) - $59.98 (TRSI Section23 sale = $35.99 + GotAnime = $32.39)
10-13 episode BD (sub) - $59.98 (TRSI Section23 sale = $35.99 + GotAnime = $32.39)
10-13 episode BD (dub) - $69.98 (TRSI Section23 sale = $41.99 + GotAnime = $37.79)


#11

Still, it rather sucks that at the checkout 10 = 13.


#12

I notice that Rozen Maiden 4 and Sunday w/o God aren’t on the TAN schedule…yet?


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